Schieëperskruus

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Schieëperskruus
Schieëperskruus

Places of interest

This unique Schieepers cross (cross placed by a shepherd) was reconstructed in 2006 on the basis of old documentation.

History Schieperskruus

Throughout the summer, the shepherds remained on the moors and could not attend church on Sundays because of the distance and the need to stay with their flocks. In order to be able to pray anyway, one of them made a large cross in the ground of the heath with his schiepersschupke (shovel of a sheepherder). This 'Kruuske' (cross) became his place to pray. In winter he went to church to attend mass every day. The unique Schieëperskruus was reconstructed in 2006 on the basis of old documentation.

With the cooperation of Stichting De Marke, the Venrayse Stichting Kruisen en Kapellen and the Municipality of Venray, the Schieëperskruus has been restored to the landscape. On Ascension Day 2006, the cross was solemnly consecrated by the church. A shepherd with his flock symbolized the times of old. During the cleaning of the area around the cross, traces of the Second World War were found, such as a foxhole and a trench, which testify to the fierce fighting that took place here at the time.

The cross

The cross was excavated in the forest at a location consistent with its 1955 description. The cross is located in a sloping area of ​​approximately 30x30 meters along the trail marked with red posts.

Nearby

The distances mentioned below are the distances from the location above.

 
1,83km
Walking/hiking routes
 
2,69km
Walking/hiking routes
 
2,70km
Walking/hiking routes
 
2,70km
Cycle route
 
3,94km
Restaurant
 
4,20km
Walking/hiking routes
 
4,20km
Walking/hiking routes
 
4,29km
Walking/hiking routes
 
 
4,53km
Lunchroom
 
4,79km
Walking/hiking routes
 
4,86km
Walking/hiking routes
 
4,87km
Cycle route
 
4,87km
Cycle route
 
4,91km
Restaurant
 
4,92km
Restaurant
 
4,94km
Restaurant
 
4,96km
Restaurant
 
4,99km
Restaurant
 
5,04km
Lunchroom
 
5,06km
Restaurant
 
5,08km
Restaurant
 
5,22km
Walking/hiking routes
 
6,04km
Walking/hiking routes
 
 
 
6,12km
Walking/hiking routes
 
6,96km
Walking/hiking routes
 
7,03km
Walking/hiking routes
 
7,14km
Walking/hiking routes
 
 
 
7,53km
Cycle route
 
7,60km
Walking/hiking routes
 
7,74km
Walking/hiking routes
 
8,97km
Walking/hiking routes
 
9,54km
Walking/hiking routes
 
9,54km
Walking/hiking routes